Flu season. 

Shouldn’t flu season be over by now? You wouldn’t know it by my house. We’re all sick over here.  I’m just doing the healthy thing today: getting lots of rest and making soup. I’ll probably do that tomorrow too.  I’m too deliriously tired and achey to post a new recipe today. I’ll post later this…

Acorn Squash Pancakes with Meringue Batter (No Baking Powder)

I’ve never made bread before, and I spent days looking for a recipe that was perfect. I wanted to make bread using an old school pioneering recipe, like Michael Pollan does in his book Cooked. I realized two things: one, that all the recipes I found call for baking powder or baking soda, and two, I don’t really…

Seeds

This time of year kids are starting seedlings in egg cartons and farmers are planning out their harvests. It used to be that all farmers saved seeds, but now most people buy seeds from seed catalogues. To the home gardener, a seed catalogue was probably how you started your garden unless you had family who farmed…

St. Patrick’s Day

Lent began on March 1 and will last for the next 40 days. For the next month, there will be lots of people who have set aside beer, bread, soda, salt, and chocolate. But on St. Patrick’s Day, lenten restrictions are lifted so that people can partake in the celebration of the patron saint of…

Homemade Tomato Sauce, Freezing Tomatoes, and Freezing Tomato Sauce

Over the summer, I was getting several pounds of tomatoes every week for a couple of  months. I love tomatoes, but there are only so many that my family can eat. I froze two, one-gallon freezer bags full of them, dated the bags, and tucked them into my freezer. Freezing tomatoes is very easy. All you…

Butternut Squash Fritters

Would you believe me if I said that my family has eaten 5 butternut squashes so far this season? First there was butternut squash soup, then there was butternut squash and quinoa stuffed portobello mushrooms. Now for number 6, we’ve got butternut squash fritters with sage and feta. Eating seasonal means that in the winter…

Raw, vegan and gluten-free: Nüssli 118°

When the last shoppers leave from the Wayland Winter Farmers Market, the place turns into a bartering free for all. Vendors wander over to each other’s booths and shop the wares. Angela leaves her table of Chocolate Orange Rounds and Vanilla Chai Cashew Smoothies and heads over to Winter Moon Roots. In exchange for several…

Everything comes back to coffee

The water comes to a rolling boil, bubbles up through a glass pipe and into the top chamber where it cools, condenses, and slowly fills. Michael bends a long wire and wraps it around the inside of the top chamber so that he can read the temperature of the water. After a few minutes of…

Homemade Chicken Soup and Dumplings

This past week, the common cold knocked me out for 9 straight days. All I did was lie down and blow my nose every 10 minutes. When I visited my doctor on day 4, she said 90% of the town has this virus. 90% of the town! That figure seemed exceptionally high, however, I figured that if you’re…